Cornell University (Bachelor of Science, with distinction, 1974. Juris Doctor, 1977).
Worked at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Limited Liability Partnership (Washington, District of Columbia) specializing in General Civil Practice and Litigation in all State and Federal Courts. Business: Banking and Corporate Finance. Commercial Transactions/Energy.
Corporate, Securities and Technologies.
Creditors" Rights and Bankruptcy. Employee Benefits; Employment and Labor Relations.
Environment, Health & Safety. Estate Planning; Finance and Commercial Transactions.
Food and Beverage Regulation.
Health Care. Political Law. Real Estate. Tax (domestic and international).
Litigation: Alternative Dispute Resolution. Antitrust/Trade Regulation. Appellate; Banking/Financial Institutions.
Construction/Real Estate. Creditors" Rights, Bankruptcy and Insurance Insolvency. Energy Matters; Employment/Equal Opportunity.
Employee Retirement Income Security Act; Insurance; Intellectual Property. Maritime/Admiralty; Media/Entertainment/Sports.
Securities. Tort/Product Liability.
And White Collar Defense. Intellectual Property: Aesthetic Design & Trade Dress Protection.
Biotechnology. Computer Law. Copyright Law.
Intellectual Property Audits and Strategic Planning. International Trade Commission.
Licensing and Technology Transfer. Procurement of Property Rights.
Patent Prosecution; Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition.
Trademark Law. Interference Practice. Mechanical/Biomed/Aeronautical.
Admitted to the bar, 1977, District of Columbia.
1982, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and United States. Claims Court; 1993, United States.
Supreme Court; registered to practice before United States.
Patent and Trademark Office. Founded in 1874, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro Limited Liability Partnership has grown to become one of the largest law firms in the United States, with more than 560 attorneys and expertise in virtually every area of the law. With offices in seven California cities, New York, Washington, District of Columbia, and two offices in Asia, Hong Kong and Tokyo, the firm combines a strong domestic practice with a dynamic presence in the rapidly changing international markets.
The firm"s corporate expertise encompasses all aspects of business law and covers the full range of legal needs.
Our litigation practice is conducted by trial lawyers who have handled landmark cases in the federal and state courts. Our intellectual property practices focuses on litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and copyright protection.
Pillsbury attorneys also work in other legal areas where technology interacts with law, including international trade, environmental protection and food and drug regulation. The firm"s clients range from large national and international corporations to start-up companies, the United States. and foreign governments to universities to individuals.
The Cushman Darby & Cushman Intellectual Property Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLPhas practiced intellectual property law since 1892, concentrating on United States and international patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, other technology-associated matters, and related litigation in all courts and administrative agencies.
Our patent attorneys have degrees in technical disciplines, and a number hold advanced degrees. Many have practical experience as engineers, microbiologists, physicists, computer experts and chemists.